Access to Medical Records
Your Right of Access to Your Records
The General Data Protection Regulations allows you to find out what information is held about you including information held within your medical records, either in electronic or physical format. This is known as the “right of subject access”. If you would like to have access to all or part of your records, you can make a request in writing.
You will need to give adequate information (for example full name, address, date of birth, NHS number and details of your request) so that your identity can be verified. Please see the Access your medical record link on our website.
You should however be aware that some details within your health records may be exempt from disclosure, however this will in the interests of your wellbeing or to protect the identity of a third party.
There may be a charge included to cover printing and photocopying costs, although you are rightfully entitled to view your medical notes, there could be circumstances in which your liberty to see some details may be restricted.
This would be purely in the interest of your own and others.